Tuesday, May 21st 1:15pm - 2:30pm

D1  How Technology and Data Science can Create a more Effective Child Abuse Response Process
Ruby Guillen, California CRP-Critical Incidents, Lived experience, Child Abuse Fatality Social Worker
Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, California CRP-Critical Incidents, Volunteer. Physician

The care and support of at-risk families and children is a convoluted and complicated task, involving a significant number of agencies, both governmental and nonprofit.  This makes intervention, prevention, and treatment on a successful, consistent and coordinated basis difficult. Many at-risk families fall between the cracks and some families may not follow recommended interventions because they are too cumbersome or a financial burden. Also, at-risk treatment plans may be too rigid and require multiple service providers. Optimal management requires a systems approach. We are going to discuss how information technology can alleviate the burden by monitoring at-risk families in real time. We will show you how adopting technology enables agencies to streamline functions, coordinate service delivery, build partnerships across agencies, and assist in producing evidentiary statistics and epidemiology to assess effectiveness and guide prevention. You will leave with a better understanding as to why child welfare must innovate while incorporating protocols to protect against bias, disparities, and inappropriate surveillance.

D2   Practical Guidance for Starting and Sustaining a CRP - Moved to a General Session

D3   Partnering with State Agency to Co-create Solutions
Jennifer Monroe, Youth & Parent Partnership Coordinator, Nebraska Children & Families Foundation
Representative from Nebraska Children & Families Foundation, Young Leader with Youth CRP
And a Parent/Caregiver CRP member

This session would be all about learning how to create a relationship between the CRP organizers and your state agency in an effort to see follow-through on the recommendations, going beyond the mandated response letter into action and co-created solutions that satisfy the recommendations.  You will leave this session with ideas about how to collaborate with your own Department of Health and Human Service (State Agency) and establish a relationship between those who operationalize your state’s CRP with members of DHHS. The goal being to create a sustainable relationship that allows the working collaboration to co-create solutions that address the recommendations made by the CRP members each year. Ideally, you will be able to visualize and begin forming a plan to work collaboratively with lived experience partners AND your state Agency to develop solutions to the recommendations together.

D4   Advancing Workforce Development Initiatives in Child Welfare
Melissa Bernstein, PhD., Project Director, Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego
Albert Killen-Harvey, LCSW, Lead Trainer, Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego

Enthusiasm to advance trauma-informed care within the field of child welfare continues to gain momentum. Still, many child welfare organizations often lack tools and expertise to translate various definitions of trauma-informed care into everyday practice. In this workshop, we will focus on the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) initiative, a partnership between the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego and California’s Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse and Prevention. ACTS aims to create collaborative partnerships with California county child-welfare leaders to advance trauma-informed system change. As part of the ACTS project, we will discuss how we have developed a model around improving workforce well-being and decreasing STS through organizational system change.  We will highlight the translation of implementation practices into concrete strategies used to create positive systems-based change within a child welfare system.

D5  Life Changing Choices: How Shifting Mental Models in Child Welfare Can Lead to Transformative Impact REPEATED IN "C" GROUP OF WORKSHOPS
Don Wells, Chief Empowerment Officer
Irving Chavez, Chief Impact officer
Caitlin Radigan, Engagement & Empowerment Manager 
Diane Cox, Chief Sustainability Officer  
James Hidds-Monroe, Impact Measurement Strategist 
Nathaniel Martinez, Associate Director of Youth Services 
Simone Hidds-Monroe, Chief Advocacy & Community Empowerment Officer
Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) Organization

The child welfare system is NOT broken. Our session will build on this recognition as the key to significantly improving outcomes for young people impacted by foster care. Rather than focusing energy attempting to reform systems that operate as originally designed, we’ll explore an alternative approach that has delivered positive measurable impact for more than a decade. We will compare and contrast seven essential Choices that determine critical decisions about policy and practice: what we believe about the youth we serve, how we set our intentions for them, what we build to fulfill our promise, how we evaluate and improve our efforts, and the lasting impact we can expect to achieve as we truly partner with the youth we serve and sustain those efforts. In the process, you will acquire new perspectives that allow powerful questions and crucial conversations that can replace historically negative outcomes with empowerment and life satisfaction. 32 millis